Green Bay Packers Week 10: Studs & Duds

The Green Bay Packers helped to cleanse the palates of fans with a whipping of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Here’s a look at who I thought played well and who did not in Week 10:

 

Studs:

Aaron Jones

Apparently if you give the ball to Aaron Jones good things will happen. It seems that everyone had figured that out except Mike McCarthy. I don’t want to make too much of one game, but it’s clear if Aaron Jones gets the ball as much as he should, he’ll be one of the most productive running backs in the league.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

MVS is a physical freak, but he’s starting to show traits of being a really good receiver even without his elite athletic tools. He’s catching the ball away from his body, his route running has been really strong, and he’s showing chemistry with Aaron Rodgers we’ve never seen from a rookie wide receiver. MVS has a bright future but his present is plenty promising.

Raven Greene

Greene was forced into action and answered the call. He had a great play in the red zone and nearly came away with an interception, and had a great run on the fake punt. With all the struggles the Packers have had at safety, they’ll give anyone who can give them production a chance and Greene made the most of that opportunity.

 

Duds:

David Bakhtiari

This is a tough one because Bakhtiari is clearly one of the best left tackles in the entire league. However, he struggled against Robert Quinn and Cameron Wake Sunday which is the first average performance we’ve seen all season. He’ll look to get back on track against the Seattle Seahawks.

Nick Perry

Perry had to leave the game with a knee injury and we will hope it is not serious, but his play this season has been incredibly poor. It may be a result of nagging ailments or it could be regression, but Perry is looking likely to be a salary cap casualty in the upcoming offseason.

 

Green Bay will look to recover quickly as they head into another very difficult game against the Seahawks on Thursday. Believe it or not, a win in Seattle could go a long ways to turning around the season, as a Green Bay win and a Minnesota loss could put the Packers in a Wild Card spot.

Andrew Mertig is a a lifelong Packers fan and draft enthusiast. He has covered the NFL draft for radio and television stations in Green Bay. He is currently a host of the Pack-A-Day podcast and a writer for PackersTalk.com. You can follow him on Twitter @andrewmertig
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